According to ICBC statistics an average of 34,000 hit-and-run incidents occur in the lower mainland each year, 2,100 of which result in injury. In British Columbia hit-and-run victims are eligible to receive up to $200,000 in compensation from ICBC for damages and injuries. Section 24 of the Insurance (Vehicle) Act provides a statutory right of action, … Continued
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If you were injured in a car accident, how do you make sure your settlement will protect you and your family well into the future? There is no question, car accidents are traumatic. This is especially true if you sustain a significant injury. There are the physical effects, the emotional upset, the possible financial worries, … Continued
The top 4 reasons you shouldn’t accept ICBC’s first offer. As a general rule, don’t accept ICBC’s first offer, and in most cases, not even their second, third or fourth offers. At DBM, we advise our clients that after you file a claim, ICBC stops being “your insurance company” and starts defending the party who … Continued
So you’ve been in an accident, now what? 6 things you should do on the scene Motor vehicle accidents are traumatic, even minor ones. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident it is important to know how to deal with the situation. To help prepare you for dealing with an accident, we … Continued
3 Reasons Why You May Not Realize You’re Injured Until Later You’ve been in a car accident but were able to walk away. Things could have been much worse, but “walking away” from a car accident doesn’t mean you haven’t sustained an injury. Often, symptoms of injuries don’t show up until days or even weeks … Continued
First, is there anyone in your car that needs medical attention; that includes your self? If so, call 911 immediately. Also, if there looks to be over a thousand dollars in damage to your vehicle or it is unsafe to drive, call the police. Now, take another breath and start to gather as much physical … Continued
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